President: Nick Volpe
WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME JOURNEY BUT EACH ONE OF US IS UNIQUE
Each drummer is unique in their playing, style and taste in sound and gear.
The same groove played by any given drummer can sound different in many aspects.
Those unique qualities are what sets them apart.
In the same sense, Canadian Drum Gear is not your usual online drum shop. We are
a company that believes in supporting each product line we carry in which we stand behind 100%.
Our customers will always come first and we truly believe in building relationships with them,
listening to their suggestions, requests and doing our best to fulfill their needs.
Creative Director: Ermin Monzon
Ermin Monzon's passion for drums and music is very unique. As a late bloomer playing for almost 7 years and teaching for 3 years his goal has always been about sharing knowledge and getting more people on the drumset.
As the Creative Director for canadiandrumgear.com his skills cover a vast area from video editing, audio editing, photography, web creation and graphic design.
"We are always looking at ways to communicate the content on CDG in a unique way. We want to be set apart from the rest but most importantly we want everyone to know that we are here for the drummer above all else."
Instructor: Doug Meola
I am a life long student of drums and drumming with a passion to play and push myself to new levels as a drummer and musician. Ever since I received my first used Gretsch 3 piece gold sparkle drum kit with my existing Slingerland "Buddy Rich" Student model snare drum at age 12, I was hooked. I love to play drums. With a handful of drummers as my inspiration, all I wanted to do was learn more and play. I fell in love with John Bonham's drumming, it spoke to me in a way that no other drummer's playing did. It would be years later that I would come to understand what he was actually doing when he played that made his drumming so interesting to me. As I began my journey into playing in school bands, garage bands, playing my first party, my first "gig" at a school dance I realized that THIS is what I wanted to do with my life. Read more
Instructor: Aaron Spink
Born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Aaron's musical path has been long and winding. From starting his experience in school and local bands in Ajax, Ontario to being touted as a first call drummer for many artists and producers across Toronto, Aaron's versatility and apt work ethic have proved to be his most rewarding attributes. After studying Jazz Performance for Drums and Percussion at Humber College, Aaron embarked on a performance career that has seen him play with the likes of Steve Gadd, Randy Brecker (The Brecker Brothers), Danilo Perez (Wayne Shorter), Sarah Brightman, Exes For Eyes, Coldjack, Eddie and Quincy Bullen, "Brownman" Ali, Alessia Cohle, Steve Rivers, Urvah Khan, Saidah Baba Talibah (SATE), Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth), Doron Zor, The Vegas North Orchestra, Parkside Drive and The Rough Copies as well as countless theatre productions and studio sessions.